Power2Switch joins Choose Energy

We’re pleased to announce that Power2Switch will be joining Choose Energy. Since our launch in 2010 (while Phil and I were at University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Power2Switch has helped over 10,000 consumers and businesses save over $2.5 million by switching energy suppliers. We have been committed to bringing awareness of deregulation and choice to […]

Retail Choice in Arizona to Cost $1 Billion!

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That is “officially” the latest information reported to the Arizona Corporation Commission (http://www.energychoicematters.com/stories/20130717k.html).  But before we all throw our hands up and resign ourselves to remaining hostages of Arizona Public Service and Tuscon Electric Power, let’s take a quick look at the facts to make sure we understand what’s going on. First, let’s not discount […]

Record (And Wallet!) Breaking Heat

Last Friday, we went into how the record heat could be burning up the wallet, and a few unique ways to keep cool for less cash. Thankfully, temperatures seemed to have eased up for most of the US.  But that’s not to say it won’t cost us. On Saturday, Fox News reported that Consolidated Edison […]

Fiscal Friday- The Caliente Edition

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I’m no meteorologist, but it’s toasty out there.  A heat wave has scorched through the US this week and the following local utilities share some tips on saving money during the caliente conditions. Click the link below to see your utility’s advice: AEP Ohio, Ameren, LIPA, NYSEG, ACE, Ohio Edison/ First Energy Utilities, Orange and […]

Door-to-Door Sales Fraud

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Recently, there have been fraudsters going door-to-door claiming to be from Toledo-Edison and First Energy.  Toledo Edison commented, on these buffoons saying: “We want our customers to know that Toledo Edison and FirstEnergy are not engaged in any door-to-door sales campaigns,” said Linda Moss” While several companies use or have used door-to-door campaigns, this is […]

Blowing Things Up

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Blowing Things Up Well, it’s nearly the Fourth of July. You know, that wonderful time of the year when we get to just blow things up. Anyways, National Grid (NGRID) of Upstate New York decided to try their own hand at blowing things up over the past few months.  Unlike most kids, who stick to […]

President Obama, How Dare You Steal MY Idea!

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A few months ago, I began a series of weekly blog posts sharing my trials and tribulations as I attempted to design, build and operate a grid-interactive, battery back-up system with solar panels in Nigeria.  Unfortunately, the project hit some delays back in January, so the blog series was placed on hiatus for a while.  […]

Digging a Little Deeper- J.D. Power Satisfaction Survey

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Retail Electric Providers – J.D. Power and Associates Retail Supplier Satisfaction Survey J.D. Power and Associates recently released a survey showing that customers are more satisfied with Retail Electric Providers than with Local Electric Utilities when it comes to paying for electricity (Duh). The J.D. Power survey covered Maryland, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, […]

Fiscal Fridays, The case for going out to lunch

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At the P2S office, there’s often a “to go out to lunch” or “brown bag it” debate, and after some thought, the case for going out deserves to be heard. Here’s why: Just look at Sad Desk Lunch- which chronicles pathetic lunch submissions of the 62% of Americans who eat their lunch at their desk. […]

The Death of LIPA

It’s no secret that LIPA has been struggling. In November, USA Today’s Headline was: Long Islanders Fume Over Utility’s Sandy Response.  That’s already pretty bad, but news for the New York Utility continues to get worse…  The Chicago Tribune just reported: “NY Governor to request federal probe of Long Island utility” This is just the […]